Real estate foreclosure auctions, sometimes referred to as sheriff sales, usually take place in a designated area in the county courthouse. Sometimes they can even take place on the steps of the county courthouse. There is nothing fancy about them. They are set up to be quick and business-like affairs with rules put in place to help expedite the process.
You can expect some regulars to show up and new bidders sometimes too. They may be weekly or bi-weekly events, and can vary depending on the number of foreclosures in the area and the backlog. The listing for foreclosures are listed for people who attend the real estate foreclosure auctions on a list or they can also be researched beforehand in the local newspaper too.